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  • Makes about 2 cups

Tip: Include some cilantro stems along with the leaves for the boldest flavor. Or improvise by substituting other fresh herbs for the cilantro: basil, parsley, or mint all make a lively dressing.

cilantro, dressing


  • 1 package (12.3 ounces) silken tofu, drained in a fine-mesh strainer
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro


  1. Combine the tofu, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic in a blender or food processor, and purée until smooth.
  2. Add the cilantro, and process again just until the cilantro is chopped.
  3. Pour the dressing into a jar, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 5 days.

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Fee Gill2 months ago
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I just put all ingredients into a vitamix for a low calorie light green dressing that was delicious and took 5 mins to make. V yummy!

Fee2 months ago
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I just through it all into a vitamix for a bright green dressing that was so yummy and low calorie

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